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Production - Machine Operator

Production - Machine Operator

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Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Production - Machine Operator for our Rio Grande Juice Company facility located in Mission, TX. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.


To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Receives and coordinates flow of materials.
  • Observes processing procedures and informs workers to speed up, slow down, or temporarily cease operations to maintain plant efficiency
  • Adjust equipment controls to their proper position and alignment so as to regulate speed of components.
  • Monitors critical equipment parameters.
  • Adjust machine controls to position and align, and to regulate speed and pressure of components.
  • Clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment, such as opening valves or setting guides.
  • Monitors, adjusts and installs machine components, such as rollers, and templates, according to specifications using hand tools.
  • Monitors operation of machine to detect malfunctions, removes defective or substandard materials, and readjusts machine components to conform to standards.
  • Reports worn or broken parts to their supervisor, and may perform or assist in cleaning and lubricating equipment and machinery.
  • Performs sanitation during and after production.


NOTE: The plant supervisor I, at anytime, depends on the needs of the company, could add other duties



The employee shall take all reasonable measure and precautions to ensure compliance with 21CFR 110.


Disease control: Any employee who, by medical examination or supervisory observation, is shown to have, or appears to have, an illness, open lesion, including boils, sores, or infected wounds, or any other abnormal source of microbial contamination by which there is a reasonable possibility of food, food-contract surface, or food packaging materials becoming contaminated, shall be excluded from any operation which may be expected to result in such contamination until the condition is corrected.


Cleanliness: All employees working in direct contact with food, food-contact surfaces, and food –packing materials shall conform to hygienic practices while on duty to the extend necessary to protect against contamination of food.


Be aware of and comply with current good manufacturing practices regarding; proper food handling techniques, food-protection principles, the danger of poor personal hygiene and unsanitary practices.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, MSDS, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Some operators will be required to have forklift certification.
  • Some operators will be required to be trained in confined space procedures.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.


The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
The Wonderful Citrus Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status or protected veteran status, ancestry, age or any other categories protected by law.